CURRENT ISSUE
  • Reduce Your Risk with Digital Safeguards

    Apr 29, 2015
    Using the right electronic forms correctly can help reduce risk and safeguard information.
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  • Coming Soon: The New RESPA

    Apr 29, 2015
    By now, you have surely heard of the changes that are coming to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”) and the Truth in Lending Act (“TILA”) laws and regulations. These changes will go into effect on August 1, 2015 and have been in the works since the housing market crash. Although the changes directly impact lenders and closing procedures, all REALTORS® need to know how these changes will impact buyer and seller clients.
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LATEST NEWS
  • Why Learn More About High-Performance Homes?

    Jul 01, 2014
    The question of why a real estate agent in Massachusetts should take a fresh look at the high-performance home market, or the NAR Green designation, is a good one. After all, we sell homes; we don’t sell climate change solutions. At the same time, I see a huge opportunity for our industry to be part of the solution.
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  • Rental Notices and Your License Card

    Jul 01, 2014
    Answers to agents’ questions regarding real estate licensing in Massachusetts.
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  • 7 Ways Real Estate Agents Can Integrate Technology into Their Business

    Jul 01, 2014
    The Internet along with the mass development of mobile technologies has completely swept the real estate industry off its feet. The industry is in the midst of a total technological transformation. Historically, real estate agents have fought off technology. They were chained to their office desk with papers stacked miles high around the office and their landline telephones were practically glued to their hands. Today, agents can fit their office files in their pockets.
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  • A Refresher on Evictions

    Jul 01, 2014
    Whether renting a property or selling a rental property, it is important for every real estate agent to be familiar with the procedure for evicting tenants. It is often a condition of closing a sale that the property be vacant. If a licensee participates in a wrongful eviction, the licensee and a broker with whom the agent is affiliated may be subject to liability. Even providing legal advice to a property owner concerning the process for evicting a tenant could lead to liability. Refer a client who needs legal advice to a qualified attorney.
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  • Marketing Green Homes

    Jul 01, 2014
    When a Needham town house hit the market in March of 2013, the new property had lots of appeal: plenty of living space, a fenced-in yard, garage parking, ceramic tile, granite countertops, all in a great location. But those items weren’t the biggest attraction: loaded with energy efficient features, future occupants could look forward to low utility bills, efficient cooling and heating, and smart, healthy living.
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